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Sustainability in Supply Chain Management (Collection) by Steven M. Leon, Robert Palevich, Peter A. Soyka

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17. Internal Supply Chain

Environmental Facts

This is an excerpt from a Perspective Software white paper:(1) “Paper—it’s used and wasted every day. Hundreds, thousands, millions of sheets are printed, written on, exchanged between hands and then discarded to help an organization operate. In the United States, an average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, and a total of 4 million tons of copy paper are used annually across the country.”(2)

The Environmental Paper Network points out, “Paper production causes a wide range of environmental impacts, so by using less of it you can press many environmental buttons at once: you can reduce your pressure on forests, cut energy use and climate change emissions, limit water, air ...

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